Everyday, millions of people consume sweetened beverages and food. In the US alone, the average person consumes up to 43 lbs of HFCS, otherwise known as high fructose corn syrup, annually. This vile sweetener is found commonly in sugary drinks and processed foods people buy every single day. According to yournewswire.com, the worst part is that companies that claim to sell better-for-you, healthy snacks and healthy drinks are using labeling tactics such as “HFCS Free” and using “natural sweetener” as an ingredient to hide the fact they’re really using high fructose corn syrup. In fact, InstaHealthy refuses to use products containing high fructose corn syrup in their healthy vending machines and micro markets.
Why HFCS is Deadly?
Although HFCS has already been publicly disparaged, major soda companies like Coca-Cola continue to use the ingredient, even as countless studies show the many health risks and the emotional toll that comes from consuming this very sweet silent killer.
High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Obesity
Obesity rates in the United States have skyrocketed in the past 30 years. Increased use of HFCS by major food and beverage manufacturers make it hard to avoid. Studies have shown that high fructose corn syrup accounts for half of the sweeteners used as a food additive in the US, with the other half being sucrose and artificial sweeteners.
HFCS is generally sweeter than sugar, which in turn causes you to crave it more and more. Since fructose gets directly converted to fat by the liver, overindulging in sugary drinks and unhealthy foods will result in an overproduction of fats and eventually lead to fatty liver, which is often a precursor to worse diseases like obesity and type-2 diabetes.
HFCS Consumption Leads to Heart Failure
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that high fructose corn syrup increases your chances for a heart disease. Blood test showed that after only two weeks of consuming HFCS that when tested regularly all cardiovascular disease risk factors (triglycerides, uric acid and lipoproteins) had increased.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is Found In Foods and Drinks You Least Expect
Popular foods and beverages you buy everyday such as bread, yogurt, breakfast cereal, and even your normal can of tomatoes can all contain HFCS. Avoid products that contain high fructose corn syrup such as Yoplait Yogurt, Kellogg’s Cereals, Wonderbread, Ritz Crackers, Gatorade, sugary sodas like Pepsi or Coke. Instead, try healthier snack and beverage options such as PopChips, Clif Bars, Chobani Yogurts, Mamma Chia beverages, and Izze Sparkling Juices. You can find all of these products in health stores and in healthy vending machines & micro markets like InstaHealthy, who do not place any items with HFCS on any of their organic and nutritious menu items.
Avoiding high fructose corn syrup can be difficult especially if you live a on-the-go lifestyle. Just remember to read each food and drink label carefully for use of HFCS and if you’re still unsure, don’t be afraid to ask. Be sure to stay far away from fast food and unhealthy, sugary sodas. And if you find yourself needing to use a vending machine, make sure the products in the machine hold the same standards as InstaHealthy’s Healthy Vending Machines of being free of preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.